I headed to Golden D’or to pick up some batiste for the chemise, but they were out of white. I spent a hot minute browsing their bridal section, when I saw that they had a huge bolt of cream duchess silk for $27/yd. I hadn’t planned on picking up gown fabric yet, but when the owner said it was a closeout deal and that she couldn’t order any more of it, I decided to go for it and bought 20 yards. I have no idea if that will be enough since I plan on lots of tiny pleated ruffles, but there was at least 40 yards left on the bolt, so I think I should be okay if I need more.
So, I guess I’m going to start my wedding wardrobe!
I’m going to start on the corset this week. I bought the Ageless Patterns version of the De Graceiuse pattern that everyone and their aunt has used for natural form stuff, so I’m going to cut out a canvas version and do some fittings, since I remember more than one person saying how short-waisted it is. I’m hoping to get started on the embroidery this coming weekend and power through it next week so I can do final assembly and all that and move on to the skirt supports. I already have the materials for the natural form hoops and a ruffled petticoat, all leftover stuff from the transitional dress at the beginning of the year. I still have over 100 yards of narrow lace to edge all my ruffles with, too, so hooray for fancy ruffles!